poker face

poker face


: an expression on your face that does not show your thoughts or feelings

Full Definition of POKER FACE

:  an inscrutable face that reveals no hint of a person's thoughts or feelings
po·ker–faced \ˈpō-kər-ˌfāst\ adjective

Origin of POKER FACE

2poker; from the poker player's need to conceal emotions during play
First Known Use: 1885


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